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22nd January 2018

A Cake Decorating Masterclass for Year 10!

The Food department were once again delighted to welcome Sasha Capocci to DAOS for a cake decorating masterclass this week. Sasha has 16 years of professional cake decorating experience and demonstrated how to decorate cakes to achieve a professional finish to our Year 10 GCSE Food Preparation and Nutrition students. She then worked with the students as they decorated their own cakes.

Many thanks to Sasha for sharing her expertise with us and to school governor Mr Peter Knell for organising the master class.

Students were thrilled with the results which looked and tasted good!

Tickets for Chamber Concerts go on sale!

You are warmly invited to attend the first of our Spring Term concerts.  Tickets are now available on Wisepay for the Senior Chamber Concert on Wednesday 31st January 2018 and the Junior Chamber Concert on Wednesday 7th February 2018.

Please see Events for further details!

Physics students visit CERN!

Many thanks to Mr Pickering for this report.

“On January 18th and 19th, 22 Year 13 students went to Geneva to visit CERN. While in Geneva, students went for a walk along the lakeside to the old town where they visited the Natural History Museum. The highlight of the visit was seeing the 21 year old two-headed tortoise, Janus!

On Friday, we took the tram to CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, which is one of the world’s largest and most respected centres for particle physics research. Students were given a talk about the history and relevance of CERN within the scientific community before they visited the data centre. Here, they were able to learn about how the vast amount of data created is filtered, processed and stored. The final stop of the tour was to the “Antimatter Factory”. This is the only place in the world where anti-Hydrogen can be created and students were lucky enough to be able to go inside one of the smaller particle accelerators that wasn’t in use that day.”